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Installing, troubleshooting or repairing a doorbell.

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How can I mount a Ring Pro on this door post?

My wife has had her heart set on getting a Ring Pro video doorbell since someone at work demonstrated theirs. We picked one up from Lowes today, but discovered we had an issue when we got home and ...
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Confused about strange wiring to Friedland No. 454 doorbell

I recently bought a house that has an existing Friedland No. 454 doorbell chime with two buttons. According to my wife, both doorbells worked when we moved in but one stopped working within days. The ...
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Is this a correct installation for a doorbell transformer

Transformer originally installed by builder 20 years ago behind the chime box. I'm installing a 16v 30va transformer for a Eufy video doorbell. Can I just replace the transformer as is or do I need a ...
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Install doorbell transformer on round junction box

Recently installed a Ring doorbell but realized that I need to hardwire a transformer to it. There's no existing transformer, so I'm thinking of wiring the transformer from the front door light (120v)....
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Nest Doorbell not ringing indoor chime

I recently picked up the doorbell from Nest, the Nest Hello and set it up. One issue that I'm running into is what wires should be used when trying to make it work with the indoor chime. The ...
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Can a doorbell transformer be installed outdoors in a protected location?

We have an outdoor electrical outlet w/ two knockouts. I was going to add the doorbell transformer in there but I couldn't find out if it is code to have the transformer in a dry outdoor place. It is ...
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Doorbell constantly rings even after replacing switch

This is a newer home in the US (fewer than 10 years old). The doorbell started ringing all the time. Disconnected button and it stopped. Replaced the button with a new button, and it stayed on all ...
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Diagnosing doorbell transformer voltage drop

UPDATE: The plot thickens. I measured 2.5V at the door even with the wires completely disconnected from the transformer. So, the transformer is contributing to the voltage difference but not solely. ...
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Doorbell transformer location problem

I need to find my doorbell transformer in order to change it for a more powerfull one (ring pro doorbell). I have opened the chime and i can see the transformer wire going in my basement, i did follow ...
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What Transformer for Smart video Doorbell

I’m wiring a new smart doorbell camera (Eufy brand) It’s intended to replace an existing doorbell, but I don’t have one, so I will be wiring it from scratch. The manual says “make sure the transformer ...
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Is this the transformer for my door chime?

I'm looking to install Ring Pro doorbell. I have looked around the junction box for a transformer and couldn't seem to find one this is the inside of the chime. If this isn't it where could it be ?
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How do I connect the chime unit with my doorbell camera?

I bought an Amcrest AD110 doorbell camera. I installed and it works but I noticed pressing the button does not ring the doorbell. I can't figure out how I am meant to wire this. Here's the ...
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Google Nest doorbell install - 6 wires

I’m trying to install a nest video doorbell, however I’m unsure how to wire it up as I cannot find a relevant wiring diagram. I have a Friedland 106 doorbell with one doorbell button at the front door....
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Doorbell Transformer

Trying to install a nest doorbell but need to change the transformer. I believe I found it here but it is attached to a switch next to the furnace. When I unhooked the wires the doorbell stopped ...
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Doorbell transformer is this it?

I am going nuts trying to find my doorbell transformer. Someone suggested it may be this. But doesn't look like one to me. Is it? If not any suggestions where it may be?
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How do I make my doorbell not connected to a light switch?

The transformer for my wired doorbell is connected to a light junction box. The doorbell works just fine if the light (which the transformer is connected to) is turned on using the wall switch. If the ...
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Decrease apartment intercom door buzzer volume

The intercom in my condominium unit (that I own) works well, but is horribly loud. I understand this can be a boon so that I never miss a buzz, but my unit is small enough that the volume cannot be ...
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Can somebody help me understand this door chime wiring?

I have this inside an old door chime which seems redundant. (UK) I plan to decommission this door chime, but would like to understand the wiring first. Particularly if it is connected to the mains ...
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Rear doorbell not working

A neighbor ask me to help him figure out why his back doorbell isn't working. When I arrived, the back door button was gone. I know you should just be able to touch the wires together to get the chime ...
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exposed doorbell transformer inside a walk in closet

We recently moved into an apartment with the doorbell transformer exposed. The concern is that the transformer has been mounted in a walk-in closet, directly between shelving where clothing should be ...
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How to attach a doorbell transformer to a plastic junction box?

My son's doorbell isn't working, I'm not getting any voltage, and I traced the wiring to the transformer located in the basement behind a finished ceiling used for a light fixture. I would like to ...
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Can a doorbell transformer sit loose inside main panel?

Can a low voltage transformer for a doorbell sit loose (not screwed to anything) inside the main panel or does it have to be affixed somehow? It came with holes but I'd need to drill holes in the ...
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Nest Hello Has Power but Doesn't (Often) Ring Indoor Chime?

I recently installed a Nest Hello doorbell and have run into an issue where the interior chime almost never rings. I say almost because exactly once in all my testing did it ring on the interior. I ...
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Purpose of mercury switch in old doorbell

I moved recently and the new house has a vintage doorbell. It's by Friedland, but there's no other identifying information that would help me find a manual. All the wires had been disconnected by the ...
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Rewiring for doorbell, is idea up to code?

Behind my doorbell panel, a 24VAC transformer is currently wired into mains (USA) using wire nuts. I am interested in tapping into mains to power an IoT device that would integrate with the doorbell (...
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Replacing old doorbell transformer - wiring

This morning I opened up my main breaker box to replace the old doorbell transformer. I thought this would be a straightforward job but didn't account for confusing wiring of the old transformer setup....
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Doorbell Transformer?

Looking to update our transformer so we can install the Nest Hello. I believe I found it but wanted to verify if this looks correct?
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Ring Doorbell - upgrade chime and transformer?

My SO purchased a Ring Video Doorbell Pro for our home recently. I began researching, and it states that the ring requires a power source that supplies a minimum of 16 volts AC at ~20 volt-amps when ...
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Door bell partially rings randomly since Nest doorbell installation

(Somewhat related to this unanswered question: Doorbell constantly rings even after replacing switch but not an exact duplicate) My house had a modern wired doorbell (wired using Cat5e, if it matters)...
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What’s the four wires to the intercom bell / speaker?

Hi, I had an old intercom system and I removed the bell/chime at the front door. I am now looking to install a ring door bell. But I have to deal with the 4 wires, which one is what? How do I know for ...
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Why doesn't a doorbell work after a power outage?

My friend has a simply wired doorbell. Front door only. The doorbell stopped working after a power outage. Power came back on - no doorbell. I checked all the wiring - doorbell at the front door to ...
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Replacing a doorbell transformer attached to power extension bar

My doorbell transformer (picture attached) is determined to be dead because the output voltage is zero, while power socket voltage from the junction box is about 122. Thus, the doorbell transformer ...
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How do I tell difference between doorbell transformer and furnace transformer?

I’ve been searching for way too long for the doorbell transformer in our house (I suspect it’s not putting quite enough juice for a Nest Hello doorbell setup as the Nest Hello works but the chime ...
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Is it common to see building wire used for a doorbell?

I'm trying to install a new video doorbell. Found the transformer in the attic, attached to the attic outlet. There are two 2-wire bell wiring runs from the transformer - one to the chime and the ...
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Apartment entrance intercom

Does anyone know how an old apartment intercom with door unlocker works? When I open it I see 2 wire connected to it. The way it works is very simple: if someone at the building entrance pushes my ...
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Doorbell button wiring no voltage?

I have just moved recently, and I noticed that the doorbell does not work. So I tried to troubleshoot it myself. I use a multimeter and then connect both probe to the transformer it gives 16V which ...
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Wired to Wireless Doorbell

I am looking at replacing my doorbell (original to the house, circa 1978) with something more modern looking. Now, the problem I have is that most of the modern doorbells are wireless. Mine is wired......
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Relay for Westminister Doorbell with Nest Home?

I'm curious as to how I would be able to wire up a relay for my chimebox I have using the Nest Hello doorbell. I recently discovered that my Westminister chimebox is incompatible with the est Hello ...
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Use Zapier Webhooks with Doorbird D202 http(s) Calls Function

Inside the Doorbird Administration Settings there is a section called "https(s) Calls". Is this where you should enter a Zapier Webhook URL to listen for events such as Doorbell? Here is the config ...
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Nest Door Bell Works Fine but Mechanical Doesn't

We recently installed a nest door bell it is working fine but, the plunger on the mechanical door bell barely moves and doesn't ring. We did verify the door bell transform is a 16 volt transformer. ...
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Is this old doorbell 12V or 220V?

Is this doorbell 220V or 12V ? Is it AC or DC ? Any DIY replacement ideas ? I have spare electronics
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Do I need to replace the door chime when installing Ring Pro?

I’m looking to get a Ring Doorbell Pro and I know I need to replace my doorbell transformer, but someone in this online forum suggested replacing the mechanical door chime (which is as old as my 35 yo ...
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Installing Ring Doorbell Pro -How to replace doorbell transformer with this setup or bypass?

I am in the market for a Ring doorbell and was googling on how to find a doorbell transformer. I believe I have found it - but it’s attached to the furnace switch. The wires connected to the ...
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6 wire doorbell chime installation with Google Nest doorbell

I'm trying to install a Google Nest doorbell. I opened up the doorbell chime, and it looks nothing like the diagrams I've found online. I have no clue how to install the chime connector, which is ...
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Why does my Ring doorbell keep repeating the chime?

I installed one of those fancy new Ring doorbells (the video / WiFi connected doodads) and it keeps repeating my doorbell chime. When you press the button to "Ring" me, the doorbell chime rings and ...
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Swann HD Doorbell

I want to hardwire my Swann HD doorbell, rather than using it's in built battery. Can I use an existing cable which supplies 18Vac 1.25amp from a powerplug, whereas 16-24Vac 1amp is specified in the ...
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Extending or increasing volume of a quiet doorbell [closed]

I have an old analog doorbell - there is a button for my apartment outside, and two wires come to where the chime is. When someone presses the button, a solenoid pulls back a little metal thingy with ...
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Is it normal for a doorbell transformer to be warm and make noise?

To make a long story short I am in the process of hooking up my ring door bell and I need to follow these instructions: (I want to wire directly to transformer) To my understanding I need to wire my ...
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Installing Nest Hello Doorbell

So my problem with this has nothing to do with the electronics - it's strictly a physical one. The problem I'm having is that whoever wired my existing doorbell left about 1" of wire, with no give, ...
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Can I wire a doorbell transformer in-wall this way?

My current under-powered doorbell transformer is in a very awkward location (old home, etc.) and in a location where several old wires are cable-nutted together and I would rather not replace it there....